Monday, March 23, 2009

T2W1 Journal Writing: Earth Hour

Hi everyone,

The holidays are over and now it is back to school again. Hope you had a restful break. For this week's journal writing, I would like you to reflect on a coming global event : Earth Hour. This year, Singapore is participating in this global effort.

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To learn more about this event, you can visit these websites:

Earth Hour Official Site
Singapore Earth Hour Website

To help you with the reflection, I have listed some questions below:
1. What is Earth Hour?
2. When is it held this year?
3. Why do you think people are organising this event?
4. What will everyone be doing during Earth Hour?
5. What other activities can you organise with your family and friends during Earth Hour?
6. What are the other problems the Earth is facing?
7. Could you propose some solutions to ONE of the problems which you have highlighted?

I hope that all of you play your part in making our planet a conducive and safe place in which to live. :)

Miss R


  1. Earth Hour is an activity that we have to switch off all lights and tv for an hour. It is held on 28/3/09 this year betwwen 8.30 p.m to 9.30 p.m.people are encouraged because the Earth is facing a global warming problem. We can also save the Earth by lesse r the possibility of forest fires.
    Thats all!
    Remember Switch Off Your Lights During the Earth Hour~!


  2. I think earth hour is about saving the will be held on 28 March on a Saturday.They are organising it to help protest against global warming.Every one will be turning off the lights for an hour.

  3. Earth hour is just like saving electricity or energy.It is held this year because the government wants to save electricity because the electricity bills are very high.People organise this event to keep the eclectricity bills down.People will begin to save electricity by closing lights and fans when it is not in use and open it when it is in use.
    The Earth is facing air pollution,water pollution and littering on the grass or floors.To prevent it from happening,we must not litter on the floors and grass or anywhere in the Earth except the dustbins...

  4. hi world,

    i basically from the Green Club and i think we will be celebrating the event.Earth Hour is when countries from all over the world off their lights for an hour on 28th March 2009, is to take steps to conserve energy , which also to save fossils fuels.
    Our families can take a walk right after dinner time and shut our lights off.or even have a candle-lit bath!!
    Earth is facing lots of problems now like climate change, global warming, extinction of animals and high rise sea levels....
    We can actually take initiative to save water and conserve energy.

    Keith Low 6.5

  5. Earth Hour is an international event which takes place at the end of March each year. Participants in Earth Hour are encouraged to turn all of their nonessential lights off for one hour, starting at 8:00 PM.Do don't waht us to waste electricity.they turn off the electrical applinances but we did not do it as we don't know that day is earth hour.Also about globol warming.The govermentof the country can stop the pollinute by reducing the factories.

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  7. Earth hour is a time when the world will be in a total darkness. It is held on the 28th of February. People organize this event to save electricity.

  8. Earth Hour means that people arond the world off thier lights,i think.It is held on 28 march.It is to let people to understand the world without lights.I could play blind mice with my family.The Earth is facing global warming,and to prevent it to continue,we could stop burnig fuels.

  9. earth hour is like some kind of election about global warming or preventing global warming.The 'Earth hour will be held at Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm 2009.Everyone will vote for what changes will be done in Earth.I can organise with my family to protect Earth during Earth Hour.Earth is facin global warming,shortage of water and air pollution.Well,we can use less water during our daily activities.

  10. Remember to save electricity on earth hour!...

  11. It is a day that people off their lights for one hour. It is held on 28 march. it is to protest global warming.They will turn off their lights.I will go outdoors to play.the world is facing the economic crisis. We can save money so that I will have enough money and will not get affected by the crisis.

  12. Earth hour is when people from all over the world switch off their light for an hour on the 28th of March, 8.30PM.

    By switching off your lights, it will determine official government policies to take action against global warming.

    Some other problems the Earth is facing are things such as air pollution, water pollution, etc.
    People should not pollute
    rivers and seas.
    Factories should take into consideration on how much air pollution they are causing.
    Drivers should use a better petrol as the cheap petrol in which many people use is contirbuting to air pollution.
    i'll take part in it :)
    yeah, thats it :D

  13. To me earth hour is a hour when the whole earth off the lights for an hour.People can go outdoors during the earth hour. Earth is currently facing global warming caused by the buring of resources to make electricity.we can use less of electricity by not turning on the air-con when it is not needed as thats uses alot of electricity.

  14. Earth Hour is on Saturday 28 March 2009, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
    Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than 1000000 people in Singapore, inviting communities, business and governments to switch off lights for 1 hour and send a powerful global message that we need to take action on climate change.
    I think that it is hosted to tell everyone the importance of global warming.
    People will be off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.
    Another problem earth is facing is the ozone depletion
    Kim Tian

  15. Earth hour is a time where people around the world off the lights for one hour .It is held at 28th of March .This is held for protesting Global Warming .Everyone will need to off the light .I will organise my family to go outdoors and play .The Earth is facing water pollution .Don,t throw rubbish in the seas .

  16. Many of you are showing support for Earth Hour. It's heartening to see that. Perhaps you can share with the class how you can play your part or what you and your family will be doing during Earth Hour.

  17. I think that Earth Hour is a day that everyone should save the electricity. According to the research,Earth Hour is held in the 28 of March this year.I think that the people is organising this event is because that many people is wasting electricity.Everyone will be trying not to wast electricity during Earth Hour.The Earth is facing problems such as people littering sweet wrapers in to the floor.I think the solution to this problem is to make more the policemen patrol the area more often and storing a camera(CCTV)in the lift so that the resident living nearby will not litter.

  18. Earth hour is a time when people around the world switch off their lights for an hour.This year,it is held on the 28 of March.I think people are organising this event to pprotest against global warming...
    This year,my family and I might be staying at home playing board games or go to our cousins house to chat or play games using flshlights...

  19. It is a day that people off their lights for one hour.It is held on 28 March.I think people are organising this event to protest global warming.Everyone will off their lights for one hour.The Earth is facing water
    pollution.Do not throw rubbish in the seas or rivers.

  20. Earth hour means that the whole world have to be in total darkness.It is held on 28 of march

  21. Earth hour is about the global warming.On saturday 28 march 2009.It is to remind people about the importance of earth.Everyone will switch off the lights for an hour.We can off all electronic things and play games that don't involve light.Its atmosphere is tearing apart.If we don't do something soon, we will all die!!!!We must not use plastic bags,and off lights when not in use.Thank you for reading my comment.Bye Bye!!!

  22. Earth Hour is an international event which takes place at the end of March each year,it was celebrated on Saturday 28th March 2009 in Singapore,it was created to tell us to save electricity.

  23. I made a mistake...Earth Hour is about people will turn off the lights for an hour.I love ANIMALS!!!!!!

  24. Earth Hour is about the world's first global election between earth and global warming.The earth hour is held on a saturday,28march at 8.30pm-9.30pm.People are trying to organise this event to tell the world to be alert and take action against global warming and tehrefore to save earth.For the election to begin,People who wants to vote for earth will ahve to leave their lights off for one hour at 8.30pm-9.30pm while on the other hand who wants to vote for global warming,tehy will have to leave their lights on between that time!I can spend the time with my family and friends together over a over a candlelit picnic or simply prepared local food.The other problems that earth is facing is also financial crisis over all the countries.There is no souloution to the financial crisis except for the government of the presidents to help.

  25. Earth hour is a hour that we off all our lights ang television to save electricity and save the earth. This year, it is held on Saturday, 28th March. A problem that earth is facing ias global warming. To prevent it to continue, WE MUST NOT pollute the earth.

  26. During Earth hour, we turn off the lights and fans to save electricity for one hour.I think Earth hour is important as it teaches us to conserve electricity .During earth hour, I think my family and I would use candles for our lights. The earth faces many problems, such as people wasting electricity by spending it on unimportant things. For example, turning on the air-con when you can on the fan. I hope everyone will learn to save the world from global warming!

  27. 1. Attend a local Earth Hour event or organise your own by throwing an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours
    2. Gather family & friends for a night picnic in your local park and look at the stars
    3. Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight
    4. Organise a treasure hunt in the dark
    5. Take the dog for a night walk
    6. Have a candle-lit bath
    7. Sit in the dark and share stories
    8. Organise a family night playing board games
    9. Share a romantic night in with your loved one
    10. Upload your ‘on the night’ photos and videos to flickr and YouTube respectively, and then add them to the Earth Hour flickr group and the global YouTube Group.

    Which activity do you see yourself doing during Earth Hour?

  28. Earth hour mean people from all corners of the worldwill turn of the light for one hour.It will held at 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March 2009.They organise this event is to let us feel that one day we do not have electricity.They will be having a party with their family , friends and neighbour.Friend and family will look at the stars.The earth facing global warming.One of the solutions is to reduce burning of fossils fuels.

  29. Earth Hour is Earth being in total darkness as all the lights are off. It is held at the 28th March. I think people are organising it to conserve electricity for a while. Earth will die if we do not do anything, so we are holding this event.

  30. Good idea, Yuan Chang! Share with us next week how your candle-lit dinner went. :)

  31. Earth Hour is an international event which takes place at the end of March each year. The event is introduced to draw attention to the problem of wasted electricity, and to point out that small actions can make a difference in electricity consumption.During the earth hour,people would turn off all lights.I can call up my family members and tell them about earth hour and also tell them to switch off all lights...

  32. earth hour is an international event that takes place at the end of each march to think about the problem of wasted electicity .the whole world switch off thir lights for an hour on the 28th of march , 8.30pm

  33. Earth Hour is to switch off the lights in our house for one hour on a specific day.(This year:Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm)
    To stop Global Warming from getting worse,everyone(including the old folks,children & adults)can do this simple task to save the Earth.If,we do not take action now,the Earth will be gone one day because of us,the humans.We(family & i) could eat fruits & chat in the dark...very wierd and funny.Or rest.The Earth is not only facing Global Warming but also Water Pollution,Financial Crisis & lots more.
    Water Pollution:Throw litter in the rubbish bin.Try to stop ships from leaking oil.

  34. Earth Hour is an hour where we have an election between Earth and global warming. It is held on the 28th of March, 9.30pm in S'pore. I think people are organizing the event to let people take part in an election between Saving the Earth or just leaving it and let Earth burn into a crisp.Everyone will be turning their lights off during Earth Hour and Channel NewsAsia will be turning their channel off during that hour too! I can just you know, sit down and do nothing.:) Earth is also facing pollution, deforestation and extinction. We could try creating other materials to substitute the natural materials that are more than 70% environmentally-friendly. For example, instead of using paper we could use a portable whiteboard(the double-sided ones we have in school.) And a marker instead of paper and pencils which are made of wood. Or maybe having laptops instead!!!Laptops are environmentally-friendly in a way...(Except they use electricity which comes from fuels!!!)

  35. Earth hour is about saving electicity.

  36. Earth hour is an event that first started in Sydney, Australia which 2,140 cities, towns and municipalities in 82 countries have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009, as part of the worlds first global election between Earth and global warming. Earth Hour 2009 is 8:30–9:30 March 28 2009 ,People organize this event to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Everyone will turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour . Earth is facing global warming and raise in sea levels .Well,I can reduce use on electricity to reduce global warming.

  37. Earth hour is to switch of lights, fans, computer, tv and other electronic items all round the house.It is held on 28 march from 8.30pm to 9.30pm at night.

  38. Earth Hour is held at 28 March 09 Saturday. From 8.30pm-9.30pm,we switch off things that run on electricity and do fun things in the dark.

  39. Earth hour is an hour where we have to switch off our unused electric appliances.The next Earth Hour will take place on 28 february 2009,8.30p.m at local time.We do this to cut down the amount of electricity we use for that hour to show some respect to mother nature.When we cut down the electricity we use,we need less electricity.Thus,the power stations would not have to burn so many fossil fuels which will not have as much air pollution as before.I am taking part in the Earth Hour event.

  40. Earth hour is an activity which electricity is cut off for one hour.Earth hour is on 28 march 2009 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.people are organising it to save electricity.Everyone would be either outside or staying at home with a candle.I can go out and run.our country is facing global warming.Do not use too much candles.

  41. Earth hour is an hour where everyone switches off their lights. It is held on 28th of March, this year, from 8.30p.m to 9.30p.m. I do not know what others did during the earth hour, but my family turned off all the lights when we visited my granny’s house and decorated it with candles. Wow! The whole place did look great! I think Earth is also facing other problems like global warming and deforestation. I think we could solve these problems by having a Earth hour every three months, perhaps? It would not help very much if it is one person doing that, but if the whole world is doing that, that would greatly solve the global warming problem! I hope that everyone will play a part in preventing global warming as this is our Earth!


  42. Earth Hour?? What is that? I don't know...

    Ha! That was before! Now, it will be the after.

    I experienced Earth Hour that time. Hey, it was so exciting! Glowing in the dark... However, 1 hour passed so quickly. And the hour is "bye-bye".

    My father actually was at Singapore at that time. Usually, he is at Indonesia, working of course! My father and I were watching TV, my mother... Hey! Why must I write so much?

    I thought "Earth Hour" is a programme which don't allow people to turn on anything that uses electricity. I was wrong, totally wrong... That's dissapointing (of course!)! However, now I know that Earth Hour may allow people to turn on their lights, however, they're ENCOURAGING them to turn off any electrical objects that produces electricity.

    My father made a great point. He says, in Chinese in addition to English and Indonesian Language, "Computers should not be allowed to be turned on, since it creates heat." Actually, everything should be turned off, so no heat is produced. Is it? Of course not! The air we exhale also produces heat. If people were to stop breathing, then during that very very short hour, many corpses may be found. Brrr...!

    So, 5 hours before Earth Hour, my father suggested, "We will go for a walk, anywhere we like." Yes, the same thing, Chinese in addition to English and Indonesian Language. But, we did not go out, according to Paragraph 4, I... I'm not writing it!

    So, next year, another experience on Earth Hour will start! So, keep it going, Earth!

    That's all!